COUNCILS face the loss of millions of pounds in government funding even if they narrowly fail to meet their share of new targets on teacher numbers.
THE cost of a part-time nursery place for children under two in Scotland has increased by 33 per cent since 2010, according to new research.
PARENTS from a closure-hit Catholic primary have called for the school to be given to the community to run.
A TEACHER struck off for a string of foul-mouthed comments to pupils has claimed he is a victim of political correctness.
MORE than two third of Scottish councils are prepared to sign up to a controversial deal to protect teacher numbers.
PARENTS across Scotland are facing rising nursery fees as a result of a policy which is supposed to help with the costs of childcare, according to a report.
MINISTERS have been urged to negotiate with councils to prevent any further escalation of a row over teacher numbers.
ONE of Scotland's most exclusive private schools has appointed the first female chair of the board of governors in its 81-year history.
THERE is no link between the number of teachers employed in schools and wider educational standards, according to Scotland's councils.
COUNCILS have taken the first step towards unprecedented legal action against the Scottish Government in a row over teacher numbers.
ACADEMICS from the University of Edinburgh will travel to India to take part in a series of events across the country to forge new research and teaching links.
PARENTS fighting to secure free childcare places under a flagship Scottish Government initiative have appealed directly to the First Minister for extra cash.
The casting vote by the convener of the Western Isles Council ensured the closure of the last two year secondary school in the Outer Isles, ending a network that served generations of island pupils.
TEACHERS' leaders have accused Scotland's Education Secretary Angela Constance of a "lack of respect" for the profession.
A COUNCIL at the centre of a row over the delivery of an SNP pledge to give parents free childcare has blamed a lack of funding.
PUPILS who have a say in how their school is run are more likely to achieve even if they come from disadvantaged backgrounds, a new study has shown.
SCOTLAND'S largest college has appointed a former chief executive of the school inspectorate as its new principal.
UNIVERSITIES are making painfully slow progress in addressing the gender gap in the promotion of female academics.
AN MSP has called for a crackdown on creationism in classrooms saying there is a need to stand up to "nonsense" being promoted to children.
THOUSANDS of parents have hit out at a council's decision to cut school hours for primary children, amid warnings the move could pave the way for similar reductions in school hours across Scotland.
MINISTERS have rejected calls for schools to delay the introduction of a flagship exam.
SECONDARY headteachers have given a damning insight into the troubled roll-out of Scotland's school curriculum and exams.
University leaders have rejected calls for trade union representatives to be given a seat on the powerful governing bodies that run higher education institutions.
MINISTERS have refused to impose financial penalties on Scottish councils who slashed teacher numbers last year.
A SHORTAGE of special psychologists in schools is threatening the education of pupils with conditions such as autism, campaigners have said.
PRESSURE from parents and not financial constraints is behind claims Scotland's new exams appeals system is unfair, headteachers have warned.
Secondary schools in Aberdeenshire are the focus of a "ground-breaking" initiative to encourage teenagers to consider a career in commercial fishing.